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Countries with the Most Nobel Prizes

Name the countries whose citizens have won the most Nobel prizes.
According to Wikipedia as of October, 2019
Some winners are claimed by multiple countries
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Last updated: October 16, 2019
First submittedAugust 18, 2015
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Country
385
United States
133
United Kingdom
109
Germany
70
France
32
Sweden
31
Russia / Soviet Union
28
Japan
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Country
28
Switzerland
27
Canada
22
Austria
21
Netherlands
20
Italy
19
Poland
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Country
13
Denmark
13
Hungary
13
Norway
12
Australia
12
India
12
Israel
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level 62
Dec 10, 2015
I got them all except for Netherlands, which I typed in but spelled wrong.
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level 50
Mar 3, 2016
type in Holland - always accepted in my experience, shorter and easier to spell
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level 42
Nov 28, 2018
Holland is a part of the Netherlands, it would be like if you typed in Texas for the USA.
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level 62
Oct 17, 2019
Not quite. A lot of Europeans actually say Holland when referring to the Netherlands. Well knowing it's just a part of the Country. Never heard anyone say Texas while reffering to the US as a country though.
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level 62
Oct 19, 2019
It's like saying EU for Europe
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level 46
Oct 19, 2019
I mean, I'm sure a lot of people call it Holland and don't realise it's just a part of the country. Generally it's just an alternate name for most folk.
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level 37
Dec 22, 2019
The Website of the Netherlands is actually Holland.com
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level 58
Dec 10, 2015
How to win: Guess US, Canada, Israel, and South Africa. Then guess every rich European country you can think of. Then guess Russia.
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level 65
Dec 10, 2015
and australia!
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level 40
Dec 15, 2017
and japan!
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level 73
Dec 15, 2017
you mean 'guess all of the correct answers'
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level 51
Dec 15, 2017
Australia should be the first country guessed, they're such awesome people.
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level 28
Dec 15, 2017
thats what an australian would say
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level 81
Dec 15, 2017
Have you seen Steve Irwin? That man was a legend.
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
It's what ALL people say. Totally f**king awesome!
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level 76
Jul 25, 2018
You certainly don't sound like a New Zealander.
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level 40
Oct 21, 2019
How many people in this comment thread were actually Australian you think?
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level 43
Dec 15, 2017
I prefer to win based on logical thinking and knowing more than the names of countries. Knowing what types of prizes Nobel gives out, and what countries have had advancements in science, or famous scientists, or big well-funded science industries, plus countries that have been notable in literature or peace breakthroughs.
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level 43
Dec 15, 2017
Also, knowing what countries pride themselves on good research colleges--something someone else alluded to.
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level 68
Dec 15, 2017
Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his rap to sell records?
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
So you would've said Australia for sure based on that logic. Well done!
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level 51
Oct 19, 2019
What about India?
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level 59
Oct 19, 2019
@cosmokim No.
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level 34
Dec 13, 2019
and myanmar!
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level 55
Dec 11, 2015
Always forget about Isreal!
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level 51
Dec 16, 2017
Too busy thinking about Australia. It is hard to think of any other country.
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level 19
Apr 24, 2019
nice to see how patriotic you are
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level 39
Oct 19, 2019
Me too! Whenever I think of "western" countries, or countries with notable military, global impact, sport participation etc. I always forget about Israel, and Turkey.
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level 47
Mar 11, 2016
Good to see that Norway didn't give every prize to themselfs. But why so many USA and UK
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level 65
Apr 21, 2017
USA and UK have by far the best schools in the entire world (Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc), so motivated prodigies from other countries are likely to move to one of these countries for school. Also, USA and UK have plenty of money and endowments to support expensive experiments. If you look at nobel prize winners, plenty of Americans and British winners were born in India or other countries.
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level 71
May 31, 2017
Also, assume this list includes Peace prizes, which are handed out with regularity to US Presidents and statesmen
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level 76
Oct 22, 2017
@grantdon It would be interesting to see a quiz with those taken out!
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level 65
Oct 22, 2017
@TinklePork: I agree in the direction of your answer. However, (1) you have to distinguish between school and reasearch. nobel prizes are for researches. (2) Your cited "schools" do a great job in eduaction, but as do also other (public) universities (at least in continental-Europa). I would rather argue that the anglosaxonian universities are easier to access (you just need to speak English and a lot of money/a stipend). (3) In continental-Europe, a lot of research is done at research institutes and not at the universities. Compare Havard with CRNS (France) or MPG (Germany), see e.g. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v522/n7556_supp/fig_tab/522S34a_T2.html .
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level 74
Oct 22, 2017
A few prizes less wouldn't affect the score much.
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level 40
Dec 15, 2017
Only reason the USA is ahead of the UK is probably population difference otherwise theyd be nearly equal
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level 77
Dec 16, 2017
They don't give out one Nobel prize to every smart person in the country... they give out only one per category. If having a large population was so advantageous then China, India, Brazil and Indonesia would make the list. None of them do, of course, because that's definitely not the the only factor.
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level 53
Dec 17, 2017
@grantdon Nobel Peace Prizes have little to do with it, those are more spread out and fewer given per year than the scientific Nobel Prizes. For example, the USA won 23 Peace Nobel Prizes, but 99 (or slightly less, depending who is counted) Physics Nobel Prizes.
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level 53
Oct 20, 2019
Wow I've never heard of Caltech, just looked it up on Wikipedia, had no idea it existed or that it was an extremely good school. Very small student population so I guess that's why I've never heard of it.
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level 55
Dec 15, 2017
Norway? They only award the peace prize. All others are by the Swedish academy.
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level 50
Oct 22, 2017
India China Islamic world Africa Latin America Rip :-(
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level 62
Dec 15, 2017
Remember this the next time you are tempted to call Americans stupid.
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level 43
Dec 16, 2017
Interesting that over a quarter of the winners were foreign born. Remember that the next time you want to stem the tide of murderers and rapists.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2019
Being foreign born does not preclude you from being an American, including the parents of our stupid president, who may have been born in Europe to hear him tell it. (they weren't)
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level 62
Oct 19, 2019
I'm staunchly pro-immigrant. I don't really think my resentment at the petty and inaccurate perception of Americans held by many non-Americans has anything to do with immigration, but...okay.
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level 51
Dec 17, 2017
I'm tempted now after reading that comment.
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level 77
Apr 24, 2019
well at least you tacitly acknowledge your desire to do this has more to do with spite than anything else.
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level 69
Oct 17, 2019
Because only 1 in 1 million of us are really smart? Where's that quiz - Nobel prize winners by population?
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level 62
Oct 19, 2019
One in one million of us has won a Nobel prize. That doesn't mean the rest of us aren't smart. I was speaking mostly tongue-in-cheek, but I do bristle at the fact that people are so quick to highlight the worst of America's culture and ignore the many brilliant people who work hard and make breakthroughs across all different industries. Americans are not stupid. People just like to highlight the worst of our culture because they resent America's conduct on the world stage (fair enough). But that resentment motivates them to unfairly characterize all or most Americans as fat, lazy idiots waving oversize American flags. It's just not accurate.
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level 54
Dec 15, 2017
Really surprised no India, or China
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level 45
Dec 16, 2017
I think India has also got 12
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level 84
Jan 11, 2018
Only 10. And that includes Indian-born Britons Ronald Ross and Rudyard Kipling, as well as Macedonian-born Mother Teresa.
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level 60
Aug 4, 2019
And not a single islamic country...
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level 77
Oct 2, 2019
If they were awarding prizes 1000 years ago they might have a few.
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level 74
Oct 22, 2019
India has the third largest Muslim population in the world.
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level 77
Oct 22, 2019
but not a majority
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level 60
Oct 19, 2019
Got India with 0:01 second left.
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level 19
Oct 19, 2019
Proud to be Israeli, only 8 million people but still have the same amount of Nobel prizes as Australia and India, that its population is 153 times larger than Israel. I guessed every country but Japan...
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level 25
Oct 19, 2019
moms train head bed
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level 58
Oct 21, 2019
Surprise exclusions: Finland, Taiwan, Belgium Surprise inclusions: Hungary